Hyde Parkers To Mark the End of the Year in Grand Style

This year’s annual HPNA-sponsored party to celebrate the holidays will be held at the Elisbet Ney Museum on Sunday, December 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Light hors d’oeuvres, white wine, and bubbles will be served, along with hot cocoa and sweets.  Outside, there will be a holiday classic movie running, so partygoers should remember to bring a warm blanket for cuddling up!  The weather has been asked to cooperate.

Neighbors and friends will be invited to write personal wishes for the coming New Year on tags provided at the party. These wishes will then be tied to branches of the community “Wish Tree” inside the museum. Wishes can also be written and tied to the tree any time after December 15 through January 5.  The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

HPNA Holiday Party 2014

In the spirit of the giving season, attendees are asked to consider bringing an unwrapped gift for our neighbors at Helping Hand Home for Children, which provides a nurturing and healing setting for children who have suffered severe abuse and neglect. Recommended donations include gift cards in any denomination to Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, or JCPenney. A complete wish list can be found on the Helping Hands website.

If you haven’t already, please consider joining the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association for just $5 a year ($1 for those 65 or older, $6 online). Membership signup will be available at the party.

This is a very special occasion for residents and friends to relax, socialize and enjoy this very special community which is Hyde Park.  And of course, a huge thank you is due to the co-host, the Elisabet Ney Museum, for generously opening its doors for this event and for being a part of our community.   For more information, email Tammy Young.

–Tammy Young

Event Chair